Let's Build Transit-Oriented Communities

Once in a Lifetime Opportunity

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Equitable, Prosperous, Walkable, Sustainable Places

VTA is committed to making Silicon Valley a sustainable, healthy, and equitable region through Transit-Oriented Communities (TOCs).

TOCs are an extension of Transit-Oriented Development (TOD), a planning strategy that prioritizes safe, equitable, sustainable, and bike- and pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods within a half-mile of a transit stop. TOD often takes place as a single project around a single transit station; TOCs seek to catalyze transit assets and TOD into broader communities.

Transit-Oriented Communities come down to the fundamentals of a great neighborhood: safe streets, local services, parks and open space, affordable housing choices, and good jobs all within an easy walk to transit. In these communities, cars are welcome, but not necessary.

VTA’s BART Silicon Valley Phase II Extension through Downtown San José and Santa Clara provides an extraordinary opportunity to sustainably organize Santa Clara County’s future growth around BART. VTA is collaborating with the Cities of San José and Santa Clara to implement Transit-Oriented Communities (TOCs) around the 28th Street/Little Portugal, Downtown San José, Diridon, and Santa Clara Stations.  ​

Playbooks for implementing TOCs around the 28th Street/Little PortugalDowntown San José, and Santa Clara Stations have been completed. The City of San José has approved an amended Diridon Station Area Plan.

Visit the links below to learn more about our vision, work and portfolio of development sites.

2022 TOC Policy

2021 Affordable Housing Report

TOD Portfolio Progress

Opportunity Notifications

Register in the Transit Oriented Development Program's e-procurement portal to be notified about opportunities.